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AHS Region 2/Great Lakes Newsletter
The proposed change will read as follows:
ARTICLE IV OFFICERS
Section 3. ELECTION OF DIRECTOR.
Each region shall elect its own director from society members of that region.
Nominations shall be made by a nominating committee consisting of three members from the region elected on a timely
basis by a majority vote of the regional members at the annual regional meeting. Only one of the three members can have
served on the nominating committee during the prior election of a director and under no circumstances can a member of the
nominating committee serve more than two consecutive terms. The nominating committee will take into consideration the
specific skills, if any, needed by the Society to best serve the membership. The committee shall send to the membership by
insertion in the regional newsletter at least two months prior to the annual regional meeting a ballot for voting with
committee's nomination and with space for write in candidates. If an incumbent director is eligible to serve a second three
year term and unless an indication is given in writing of an unwillingness to do so, the name must be included on the ballot.
The ballot must be signed and returned to the chair of the nominating committee within thirty (30) days of the mailing of
the ballot. The nominating committee shall count the ballots and ascertain that all ballots are from active members as
certified by the Secretary of AHS through the mailing labels provided for the regional newsletter in which the ballot
appears. The results will be reported to the regional membership at the annual regional meeting and to the President of the
Society, along with a written statement by the director elect that the elected person has the ability, the willingness, and the
qualifications to serve as a director of the Society. If there is an inadequate number of directors at the time of the fall
meeting due to any region not electing a qualified director, the President shall appoint a director from the membership at
large, subject to ratification by two thirds vote of the Board. If a director resigns during a regular term, the President shall
appoint, in collaboration with the Regional Vice President, a member from the region to fill the vacancy, subject to the
ratification by two thirds vote of the Board by mail. Any appointed member of the Board serving more than one half of the
regular term of three years shall be deemed to have served a full term.
Section 4. ELECTION OF REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT.
Each region shall elect its own Regional Vice President
from society members of that region. Nominations shall be made by a nominating committee of three members from the
region who shall be elected on a timely basis by a majority vote of the regional members at the annual regional meeting.
Only one of the three members can have served on the nominating committee during the prior election of a Regional Vice
President and under no circumstances can a member serve more than two consecutive terms. The chair of the nominating
committee shall present the committee's nominee to the regional membership at the annual regional meeting and open the
floor for additional nominations. The election shall be determined by a majority vote of the regional members.
BYLAWS CHANGE #2
At the special called business meeting of Region Two, held during the 2002 Symposium, there was a lengthy motion made to
reword Article 5, Section 2 of the Region Two Bylaws concerning financial proceeds from Regional Summer Meetings. This
motion was tabled by unanimous vote pending study of the issue by a committee.
This committee was to report back to the Region no later than a special meeting to be held during the 2003 Symposium. As
the committee could not make a decision, there was not a need for a meeting at the 2003 Symposium. This matter then falls
to the responsibility of your Region Two Board members under Article IX Amendments, Section 2, of the Region Two
After conferring with the AHS Special Chair of Protocol, Jack Harrison, your RVP was told this change was needed and
should be a STANDING RULE and part of the bylaws.
It is felt there is a need for this rule to give guidance and avoid embarrassment of host clubs and to emphasize that the
Summer Meeting is the only major opportunity for the Region to raise funds needed to cover expenses such as printing and
mailing the newsletter and administrative expenses.
Your Region Two Board has concurred on the following wording of this STANDING RULE.
STANDING RULE I :
All fund raising activities held during an annual Region Two Summer meeting with exception of boutique sales
shall be for the benefit of the Region Two treasury.
This will be presented for a vote of the members at the 2003 Region Two Summer Meeting.
Ed Myers, RVP Region Two
Spring/Summer 2003 Page
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